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Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are exploding during COVID-19 lockdowns

Quarantine makes people lonely… and horny. And the numbers prove it.

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The number of Tinder users swiping on March 29. The highest reported figure in the service's history.

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93%

The uptick for in-app video chat on Bumble between March 13 and March 27.

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The average time spent on Bumble calls and video chats.

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11%

The increase in Generation Z registrations on Bumble.

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Virtual dating spikes city-by-city

According to Time Magazine's research, urban centers are booming with virtual daters. In Seattle, Bumble has seen a 21 percent increase in users. In New York, it's 23 percent, and 26 percent in San Francisco.

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30%

The uptick in use on Hinge.

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185%

The increase in sales of Lelo sex toys during COVID-19.

Lelo Global Marketing Director Luka Matutinovic

“There will be lasting consequences to this crazy period in our lives, but when it comes to sex and pleasure, hopefully, they will be good ones. With so many of us turning inwards and exploring our own bodies and sexual needs, we might end up being more comfortable with ourselves, our physical and mental needs.”

Lelo’s Global Marketing Director Luka Matutinovic

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700%

Uptick in OkCupid users since March 2020.

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30%

Uptick in popular queer dating app Hornet's social engagement feed.

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